Wisconsin man gets bionic hand

January 13, 2012 9:31:13 AM PST
A Wisconsin man is the first U.S. civilian to get the new bionic hand known as the Michelangelo.

Matt Raznik lost his hand in a work accident in 2006. He was fitted for the new hand in Minnesota.

Unlike other prosthetic hands, the Michelangelo hand has an electric opposable thumb which allows for more movement and grasping power.

Prior to Raznik, it was only available to 10 soldiers who lost their hands in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Raznik sad it feels more natural than prosthetic hands he has had in the past and makes him feel like he used to before he lost his arm.

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